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How Sports Affect Society

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English 102-029
May 3, 2013
How sport affects society

From the earliest chapters of history, sports have been part of humanity. This can be proved by the games that were played in Mayan and Egypt civilization. Games such as hockey, rugby and football has had what one can call religious following while athletics are characterized by massive celebrations. The importance of sports in the society is gaining increased recognition from both the social and education points of view. Relevant sporting organizations are allocating more and more resources to encourage various domains in the society to engage in sports. Schools, universities, as well as, colleges are paying attention to sports in a big way. These institutions have found it essential to include sports in the curriculum. Gone are the days when only a few individuals could engage in sports, a trend that has since changed. Today, regular programs have been drawn and assigned in all educational centers and sporting sections within the community. The significance of sporting has attracted individuals from all spheres of the society regardless of special aptitudes, and is now participating in various sporting events. Educationalists concur that the influence of sports in the society needs to be recognized and acknowledged by creating sporting facilities in the society. Human beings have to be educated and provided knowledge in early ages relative to sports because sports are beneficial physically, economically, and socially thus recognizing those three valuable elements the community will be successfully influenced in a positive way. Sports involve rigorous physical activities that have crucial influence on the health and well-being of the society. Research indicates that there is a connection between physical activity and healthy living of an individual (Robert 190). Sports do not only provide young participants with the benefits of health, but enable them acquire skills such as...